UNStudio: new amsterdam pavilion revealed UNStudio: new amsterdam pavilion revealed
sep 09, 2009

UNStudio: new amsterdam pavilion revealed

ben van berkel of UNStudio photo by richard koek



today the official unveiling ceremony of ben van berkel / UNStudio‘s new amsterdam pavilion will take place in battery park, new york. the new amsterdam plein and pavilion, commissioned by the battery conservancy, is a gift from the netherlands to new york in honour of 400 years of friendship. the pavilion will provide digital information points acquainting visitors with both the surrounding neighborhood and new york city, as well as providing information about events in the netherlands.


ben van berkel commented, ‘the ideal site for a permanent commemoration of 400 years of dutch history in new york because it is steeped in a sense of a shared past and looks directly toward the harbor where henry hudson sailed. it is also focused on the future by virtue of its role as a modern transportation hub within the constantly changing scene of lower manhattan. this is a site where history meets the future.’



ben van berkel with warrie price, founder and president of the battery conservancy photo by richard koek



new amsterdam pavilion in construction- truck carrying the material for building up photo by richard koek



new amsterdam pavilion in construction photo by richard koek



new amsterdam pavilion in construction photo by richard koek



new amsterdam pavilion in construction photo by richard koek



new amsterdam pavilion in construction photo by richard koek



rendering of the pavilion courtesy UNStutdio



model of the pavilion courtesy UNStudio



geometric principle diagram courtesy UNStudio



site plan courtesy UNStudio

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